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New Japan and Borneo Options from Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours, global leader in Asia travel, has launched its new Japan brochure for 2018/2019.

In conjunction with the launch, Wendy Wu have partnered with Air China to offer an exclusive business class upgrade from just £99pp (one way) on departures between April and June 2018, which includes Japan's ever popular cherry blossom season, booked before August 31, 2017.



Eclipse to 'Homeport' Out of Dublin Next Year

Celebrity Cruises will be the first major cruise line in the world to homeport out of Dublin next year as Celebrity Eclipse will offer a mini season beginning April 30 through to 7 June 7, 2018.

The leading modern luxury cruise line is offering itineraries including a 10-night Ireland and Iceland sailing calling at Belfast, Reykjavik, Iceland, Akureyri, Iceland, Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland, and Cork, Ireland, as well as offering an eight-night Norwegian Fjords itinerary and 12-night British Isles and French Open sailing.



Great Response to KLM/City Airport Night

There was a great turnout of agents last week for the KLM and Belfast City Airport Summer Party in the courtyard of the Bullitt Hotel, Belfast.

The top prize offered on the night was two KLM flights, which was won by Martin Dumphy from Beyond Business Travel.



Cruise Agents Get Spa Treatment Offer

In August Silversea is giving UK agents the chance to win a £250 Treatwell gift card as part of the Silversea Advocates recognition programme.

The Treatwell gift card can be used to purchase a variety of indulgent salon and spa treatments on



Big Difference in the Cost of Inflight Menus

The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland has found huge differences in the price of fare on in-flight menus in a new survey.

The research was initiated to see if costs are really 'sky high' on some airlines or 'down to earth'.



Don't Get Ripped Off Over Car Hire - Warning

In the wake of damaging revelations surrounding car hire companies, Ireland's leading car hire excess provider, Blue Insurance, is calling on the EU to urgently regulate the car hire industry who are selling excess cover at highly over inflated prices and pressurising consumers at car rental desks in the EU.

The company is also advising Irish and UK Consumers to be extra vigilant when hiring cars on holidays during the coming weeks.




Holiday Sickness Stance Welcomed by ABTA

ABTA has welcomed yesterday's publication of the Lord Justice Jackson Review, which recommends that holiday sickness claims should be included in the Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) regime, and should be treated in a similar way to whiplash claims.

Says an ABTA statement: "This is very good news for the travel industry and for holidaymakers, and follows months of work by ABTA and its Members with the Ministry of Justice, asking that they close the claims loophole that has enabled unscrupulous claims companies and legal firms to target travel companies.



Footballers Wanted for Family Fun Day in Dublin

Last year's Irish Travel Industry Family Fun Day raised the fantastic amount of 60,000 Euro for charity.

This year the aim of the organisers is to go even higher and aim to reach 70,000 Euro.



Register Your Interest for Travel Industry Roadshow

The Autumn leg of the TTR Travel Industry Road Show is coming to the Belfast Hilton on September 26.

The Travel Industry Road Shows organised by are a unique opportunity for suppliers to network with travel agents and tour operators.



Dublin Airport Loop Launches Spirit of Gin Festival

Gin lovers using The Loop at Dublin Airport will be delighted to hear that it will launch its inaugural Spirit of Gin Festival today August 1.

The festival, which will showcase over 50 different gins including many new Irish brands takes place at The Loop throughout August and September.



Chance to Tour World's Most Luxurious Ship

The most luxurious ship ever built just turned one year old.

Since her launch in July 2016, Seven Seas Explorer has set a new standard for luxury cruising, and to mark the ship's first anniversary, Regent Seven Seas Cruises launched a new 360-degree Virtual Tours series on the line's website.



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